Hospital board elects officers, welcomes new member to team

The South Peninsula Hospital Board of Directors re-elected Kelly Cooper as President at the board’s Jan. 26 monthly meeting. According to a press release, other officers elected that night were Melissa Jacobsen as Vice President, Julie Woodworth as Secretary, and Walter Partridge as Treasurer.

Aaron Weisser, newly appointed to the Board of Directors in a 3-year term, filled a seat vacated by David Groesbeck who served on the board for six years. Weisser is a local pastor, carpenter, commercial fisherman and lifelong learner. He has several degrees, including undergraduate degrees in counseling and youth ministries; a master’s in education and a doctorate in philosophy. He was born and raised in Homer and resided several years out of state and country. He and his wife, Jenny, settled back here most recently in 2005. They have six children, five of whom were born at South Peninsula Hospital. Weisser said he looks forward to his service on the board as a new way to connect with and serve his home community.

Directors Matthew Hambrick, Melissa Jacobsen and Todd Boling, D.O., were all reappointed for 3-year board terms. The Board of Directors meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of the month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Feb. 23. Meetings are open to the public to attend remotely via Zoom. Complete meeting information and agendas are at

SPH Medical Staff leadership for 2022 includes Christopher Landess, M.D., serving in his second of a 2-year appointment as Chief of Staff, and Sarah Roberts, M.D., newly elected as Vice Chief of Staff. Christina Tuomi, D.O., recently vacated that position in December when named Chief Medical Officer.

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